Dentist in Maspeth, NY

All our professionals at Margaret Fitzsimons, DDS, PC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Margaret Fitzsimons, DDS Margaret Fitzsimons, DDS

Dr. Fitzsimons graduated from Fordham University in 1987 with B.S. in Chemistry. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1991. After holding two positions as an associate, Dr. Fitzsimons opened her own private practice in Maspeth, Queens in November 1994. Dr. Fitzsimons prides herself in embracing the best in dental technology and staying current with the latest dental procedures and techniques. She attends numerous continuing education seminars and symposiums every year. Dr. Fitzsimons is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), New York State Dental Association (NYSDA), Queens County Dental Society (QCDS), New York County Dental Society and The Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Fitzsimons is CPR certified and holds certificates in infection control, OSHA compliance and HIPPA compliance. Dr. Fitzsimons is proficient in all phases of general and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family. Additionally, she is certified in Laser Dentistry and is an Invisalign provider with preferred status. Dr. Fitzsimons is married and lives in Maspeth with her husband, Tom, and their four children, Bronwyn, Barry, Brogan and Brendan. She has strong ties to her Irish heritage and is a member of the Longford Association of New York.

 

Katie Gallagher Barret (Office Manager)Katie Gallagher Barret (Office Manager)

Katie Barrett is Dr. Fitzsimons' office manager. She has been working with Dr. Fitzsimons since November 2000 shortly after emigrating from Ireland. She attended training at the New York County Dental Society where became certified in Dental Assisting in May 2003 and Dental Radiology in December 2003. Katie also attends numerous practice management and insurance seminars throughout the year to stay current with the latest insurance guidelines. She holds certificates in OSHA and HIPPA compliance. Katie lives in Maspeth with her husband, Michael,  and their two children, Neil and Megan. She is very involved in the Irish community and beyond. In 2009, Katie earned the Shining Star Award honoring immigrant parishioners in the Brooklyn Diocese who contribute to their local community through the Church. She is also the President of the Donegal Association of New York and a second vice-president of the United Irish Counties Association of New York. Katie is a true people person. Her kind and witty personality will make you feel at ease.

 

Jackie McDermott McCabe (Assistant)Jackie McDermott McCabe (Assistant)

Jackie is Dr. Fitzsimons' chief dental assistant. She joined the practice in November 2006. Jackie emigrated from Ireland in 2002 and worked at various jobs in the service industry in New York. A skilled dental nurse in Ireland, she was glad to get back into her field when an opening came up with Dr. Fitzsimons. Jackie became certified in Dental Assisting at the Queens County Dental Society in March 2011. Additionally, she holds certificates in OSHA and HIPPA compliance. Jackie attends the Greater New York Dental Meeting every year to keep up with the latest trends in the field. Jackie is married and lives in Maspeth with her husband, Benji. She is a big country music fan and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm with the patients.

 

Bronwyn Hagan (Assistant)Bronwyn Hagan (Assistant)

Bronwyn is Dr. Fitzsimons' daughter as well as a part-time dental assistant. She is a senior at City College where she is pursuing a double major in Biology and Psychology. Bronwyn will be starting Dental school this fall at University of California  San Francisco. We are excited for Bronwyn to complete her training and join her mother in practice.
 

Kristen Podalak

Kristen is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from S.U.N.Y. Farmingdale with a degree in Dental Hygiene in May 2013. Kristen joined Dr. Fitzsimons' team just after graduating. She brings with her an enthusiasm for oral health and a kind and gentle manner. Kristen was born and raised in Maspeth. She has been happy to attend the numerous continuing education courses the staff takes yearly. She also takes part in the numerous community outreach programs we attend each year as a group. Kristen has quickly become part of our amazing team. She loves the relationships she is forming with our patients. Additionally, she is certified in CPR and holds certificates in OSHA and HIPPA compliance. Kristen lives in Maspeth with her parents.